Swapping & Creating

Participating in swaps is one of my favorite things.

I love creating for others, and I love receiving other artists' creations.

But sometimes, I love creating for me.

That's why some of my favorite swaps are supply swaps.

I recently participated in two supply swaps with the MA group.
We are given a list of items to send to our partner. These swaps
are so fun because everyone always goes above and beyond.

These are the beautiful supplies I received from my partner Bobbi Ann,
to create a Paris Wall Pocket.

There were beautiful, elegant fabrics and lots of pretty laces and trims.....

as well as ribbons, jewelry, charms, and flowers.

Bobbi Ann really went over the top and spoiled me.

I had a hard time narrowing down just which of the beautiful supplies
I wanted to use in creating my wall pocket.

What a fun project this was! Thanks again Bobbi Ann!

These are the beautiful supplies I received in the Shabby Chic
French Lingerie Hanger swap, from my partner Melanie.

I started swooning the minute I saw this pretty box.

There was a beautiful lace runner and doily, and lots of lace and fabric script ribbon.

I love the dreamy flowers she created, and all of the pretty touches she added.

This was another fun project to work on.

It was wonderful playing with such beautiful, dreamy supplies.

Thanks so much Melanie!


Createology said...

Oh La La...lovely lacylicious supplies. Your finished creations are stunning. How wonderful to receive and then to produce. Blissful Inspirations...

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love your swap items. It is not the items that you get but the use you put them to. You do just a beautiful job working with the items you received. Truly gorgeous pieces of art! xo Diana

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Wow, your swap items are just amazing and the pieces you made from them are adorable! You are talented! ~Stacy~

Elyse said...

oh boy! are you ever gonna have fun! i see a few debi all-nighters coming up!



Marti McClure said...

Hi Debi! Wow, you recieved beautiful combinations of supplies from both Bobbi Ann and Melanie. And what you did with them is amazing. Your pieces are truly wonderful! I just love swapping in MAMA. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ~Marti

mercedes scott said...

You are spoiled! (In a good way) Debi - you started out with gorgeous supplies and took them to the next level... how beautiful! I'm loving MAMA and the generosity of these ladies!

Awishdream said...

Hi Debi...Boy! You've been busy! and lots of lovely things to work with! I love your ~Wall Pocket~ and ~Lingerie Bag~, they both turned out so beautiful!! thanks for sharing my supply kit and your wonderful creations!
Melanie :)

Suz said...

Wonderful supplies! I love what you did with them